Enhance Student Engagement with Virtual Social Learning Spaces

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” Most teachers include some form of the word “engagement” in their answers. So, it makes sense that teachers are frustrated when they feel like students are not engaging. These spaces provide an avenue for students to learn from and with each other.

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation by TeachThought Staff A decent working definition of intrinsic motivation is “motivation that stems directly from an action rather than a reward.” ” Teachers often think of the idea of motivation in terms of student engagement but as Dr. Richard Ryan and Edward Deci explain below, it’s a little more nuance […]. The post The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation appeared first on TeachThought.

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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

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Improving Student Engagement in a Virtual Classroom

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The idea behind a virtual classroom is to create an online space that serves many of the functions of a traditional classroom, without requiring students and teachers to be physically present in the same place. Moreover, a similar level of interaction between students can also be offered.

Defining Student Engagement

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The focus of our PLC is the Classroom Walkthrough practice as a tool to improve student achievement. During our professional day in October we decided to collect data on whether or not student-centered learning was taking place and present our finding to our respective staffs in January. Defining what constitutes student engagement can be extremely tricky and quite arbitrary at best. How would you define or describe whether or not students are engaged during a lesson?

(Re)Defining Student Engagement

Reading By Example

“The best evidence for student engagement is what students are saying and doing as a consequence of what the teacher does, or has done, or has planned.” These initial visits have confirmed what I have known for several years of experience as a school principal and teacher evaluator: Engagement in learning happens most frequently and deeply when students are actively involved in instruction. But the definition should not stop there.

5 Technology tools that will keep your students engaged in the classroom

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Students are obsessed with technology and gadgets nowadays, so why can’t we use technology to keep them engaged while learning? Advances in technology have made it possible to make classroom learning fun, engaging and interactive. Today’s students are a lot more tech-savvy than ever before. You get a lot more participation from your students with online learning. 5 Technology tools to keep your students engaged in the classroom.

A definitive blog about assessments in online education

Linways Technologies

Assessment is a series of measurements that use various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. It is a continuous process fixated on measuring student learning outcomes for.

How to Introduce Historical Thinking Skills to Your Students, and Why You Should

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But when you focus on historical thinking skills, history comes alive for your students. The definition of historical thinking is vague but encompasses several core concepts. Students probably already know much has changed since the time of their ancestors.

Student Engagement with Buncee in the Science Classroom

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I have been using Buncee with students for 7 months. I have used it primarily in elementary science, with students in grades 3-5. Two of the major improvements I have observed was with authentic student engagement and work completion.

Ditch The Lists: Digital vocabulary instruction that works

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Write and highlight the word, write the definition, give an example… YAWN! Ed Tech Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching digital vocabulary instruction edtech eduprotocols nearpod pear deck vocabularyVocabulary is critical to learning, yet it is often done in drill and kill fashion. I was guilty of this myself. I’ve been out of the classroom for 4 years now, and one of my biggest regrets is the way I did vocabulary […].

Keep Your Students Engaged By Creating Dynamic Lessons

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The hardest part about being a teacher or a professor these days is trying to relate information to students. Students can’t be expected to just memorize details from a book and suddenly know how they apply, nor will they ever have a true understanding of something if their only interaction with that subject is just copying down notes and then regurgitating them onto a paper for a test or an essay.

Creating a Classroom Routine for Online or Hybrid Learning Students

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One of the most effective ways to supercharge your students’ ability to learn, connect, and grow, all while managing your own workload, is to establish a routine in your classroom. The same is true for educators and students. Creating a Routine to Help Students Learn.

Why Santa Fe Broke the K-12 Model and Chose a Different Curriculum for the Middle Grades

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One reason we chose MidSchoolMath is that the middle grades represent the critical time in a student’s academic career. Wheeler: One reason we chose MidSchoolMath is that the middle grades represent the critical time in a student’s academic career. This definitely fits into that.

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

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I know John is very thoughtful about his work, and has helped many educators embrace “Design Thinking” in their classrooms, in a way that is easy to connect with, yet powerful for students. To learn more about John and his thoughts on innovation in education, empowering students, and how Design Thinking can unleash these things in your students and your classrooms, check out his post below, that was originally posted on his blog.

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

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Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time aloud to his students. The two occupy opposite ends of the secondary math spectrum — seventh-grade pre-algebra and 12th-grade calculus, respectively — and both have found ways to strengthen student engagement through reading. After class students complete written reflections about the book, with different types of questions serving multiple pedagogical goals.

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

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Large screen, interactive displays that facilitate student collaboration improve engagement and enhance the learning experience and are a priority for many districts as they shift away from teacher-directed pedagogy. The number of makerspaces continue to increase with 28% of respondents reporting they have a place for students to make things. The majority of school districts are excited about what they are accomplishing with technology.

Why the Pandemic Forces Administrators to Rethink Attendance — and Interoperability

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during the early months of 2020, we all wondered how—or if—students would continue to learn amid the turbulence. As the weeks wore on, it seemed that many students would, thankfully, finish the school year with much of their learning intact.

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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

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Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. First, this work takes a deficit-based approach, where students lacking knowledge or skills can be viewed as less than capable than their higher-achieving peers.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. First, this work takes a deficit-based approach, where students lacking knowledge or skills can be viewed as less than capable than their higher-achieving peers.

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

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Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning. No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to engage students effectively. This is extremely important as the majority of students spend six to eight hours a day in schools where they are completely disengaged. Engagement, after all, is the impetus for learning in my opinion.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

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One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. “We couldn’t afford to have an individual teacher for every student, so we developed a way of teaching large groups,” as John Pane, an education researcher at the RAND Corporation, puts it. “In a personalized system,” he says, “students are receiving instruction exactly at the point where they need it.”

How the Right Tech Allowed This Teacher to Take His Lessons Global

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As a chemistry teacher at Wilton High School, located in the Gold Coast of Connecticut, Stephen Sobolewski is used to seeing motivated, high-achieving students every day. EdSurge: How was teaching students virtually different from teaching them face to face?

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5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

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Your students are both perennially engaged yet conscientious; all are equally eager to raise their hands and share in equitable ways, digging deep into substantial, thought-provoking topics. But in reality most students just don't come to us with the skills for this type of out-loud, on-the-spot discourse. Of course, our students are definitely capable; we just have to help them get there.

7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture

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In it, Adams decries his students’ lack of interest in reading and places the blame squarely on smartphones. Meanwhile, a 2018 UK study found that secondary students aren’t selecting challenging books as they often do in primary grades—a choice that does not support sustained reading comprehension and has concerning implications for success at the college level. Collect old favorites for your students on a school bookshelf. Education Technology Literacy Student Engagement

Using Storytelling to Forge Unbreakable Bonds Between Teachers and Students

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Kristin Leong is the definition of a multi-faceted educator. She’s held a variety of roles in which she “educated” her audiences—from her stint as a middle school humanities teacher, to her days as Town Hall Seattle’s Community Programs Curator and Residency Program Lead, to her work as the founder of a storytelling project that aims to close the cultural gaps that often separate students and teachers. My job is to facilitate students being able to tell their own story,” she says.

How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'

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Teachers now can actually sit with their students for instruction.” Where they used to sit in the back corner and just kind of talk at their students, now they can sit with their students. Teachers and students are now completely interacting through the instruction. There was a small group at a table where the teacher was working on one piece of the lesson, but other students were working on other lesson pieces at their own table groups.

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Want to Boost Reading Scores? Build Silent Reading Stamina.

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It’s not because these students and teachers have a peculiar penchant for fetid footsies. Rather, Stinky Feet Day is the students’ hard-earned reward for reaching new benchmarks in silent reading. This assessment, which measures the amount of progress a student makes between two points in time, ideally falls between 1.5 In 2018, Golden Grove’s Hispanic students’ PYG average was 1.17; for ESE (i.e., special education) students, it was only 1.12.

It’s Time for Social Studies to Make a Comeback. Here Are 3 Insights for Educators.

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While ELA and math priorities have long enjoyed top billing on many district agendas, the importance of investing more in social studies instruction is now coming to the forefront, especially in an era when students are having to decode increasingly complex political and social issues. More than any other subject, social studies has the potential to ignite a fire; there’s the very real chance that something students read will inspire them toward civic participation.

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How to Engage Your Students With the 12-Minute Rule and Quizzes They’re Meant to Fail

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So are most of the students taking the cultural competency quiz Professor John Branch gives out near the beginning of his MBA-level International Marketing class at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. The average student gets just two of the ten questions right. He adds that, “the students get a kind of cognitive, emotional kick in the arse; they realize they’re not as smart as they think they are, especially when it comes to cultural competence.”

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How engaged are your students? Take this quiz and find out

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Student behavior and response can say a lot about their engagement levels. We hear and read a lot about engaging students in technology facilitated learning challenges, but when it comes right down to it, how do we define student engagement, and how do we know what it looks and sounds like? More importantly, how do we know how engaged our students really are.

3 Tips to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning Into Everyday Literacy Instruction

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Whether students are reading literature about a character’s challenging journey, or learning to persevere through a difficult word problem, resilience is always relevant to a student’s—and teacher’s—journey. By teaching skills ranging from self-management to responsible decision-making , educators can instill in students the positive mindsets, resilience, and grit they need to succeed in school and in life. Kid President is a perennial favorite of teachers and students alike.

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

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students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. Now a soon-to-be released study from Vanderbilt University demonstrates the impact of rigorous, peer reviewed research into curricular tools, in this case showing that students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. There are a lot of opinions and fads in education, and they are not serving students well. “In an] innovation that I have seen benefit my students,” he says.

Four Ways to Redefine Parent Teacher Conferences—With a Little Help from Ironman

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In contrast, my own parent-teacher conferences were student-centered—creating space for meaningful discussion about things other than grades. I provided students with a superhero’s historical financials and challenged them to figure out a way to redirect more cash towards their characters’ “superhero needs.” Mom, this is the project I want to show you,” said one student. That’s unfortunate, because students today move fast and are incredibly tech-savvy.

25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson

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Students may be working quietly and the teacher might be content but one question or comment from a student or the teacher can turn that quiet into bubbling sea of chatter. Beyond textbooks and worksheets, at the core of every basic lesson lies the key to teaching students anything and everything–student engagement. In online classrooms, routines give students order and direction. Have students plan a party. Add Students.